Quotations on Land

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Land in Hawaii is money. What I'm talking about here is ceded land - land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, State, Talking)

When there wasn't any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, Now)

Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Land, Ownership)

So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank, all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination, in who's really going to administer this stuff.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, Worth)

Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Ideas, Land, Old)

A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state's collecting lease money because all of a sudden "worthless" land now has an airport on it.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, Now, State)

The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Goals, Winning, Building, Ireland, Objectives, Republican, Support)

For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Government, Ireland, Years)

In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

On the Northern Ireland question, for instance, the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA, but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Information, Ireland, Irish, Media, Question, Right)

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land, I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Cities, Israel, Land, Result, Rome)

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
- George D. Aiken
(Keywords: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Israel, Land, Priorities, Security, Water)

Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: People, Astrology, Astronomy, Land, Today, Universe)

This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mother, Blood, Country, Land, Now, Tears)

America feels like home as much as it does here. Although it's a strange situation as I feel almost like I'm in no-man's land some of the time, because although I'm a resident, I still can't vote so I don't really have a say in what goes on where I live.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Home, Time, America, Land, Vote)

Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: People, Climate, Help, Land, May, Population, State)

I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Tax, Generations, Land, Support, Will)

The offshore ocean area under U.S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass, and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Life, Commerce, Energy, Land, Ocean, Trade)

But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Country, Land, Mercury, Rest)

For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Family, Opportunity, Canada, Land, Relatives)

Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)

American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England.
- John Amery
(Keywords: American, England, Numbers, Troops)

It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Thought, People, Acting, England, London, Russia)

You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Knowledge, Land, Thinking)

I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Home, Land, State)

Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.
- Yasser Arafat
(Keywords: Death, Land, Law)

The brave man, indeed, calls himself lord of the land, through his iron, through his blood.
- Ernst Moritz Arndt
(Keywords: Blood, Land, Man)

I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Time, Bed, Care, Land, Past, Right, Will)

You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: People, America, England, Secrets)

It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: America, England, Murder)

The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.
- Mary Austin
(Keywords: Life, Country, Fashion, Land, Will)

People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Music, Mother, Father, People, England, Saying, Years)

The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Development, Democracy, Land, Problems)

That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Science, Authority, England, Opinion)

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Education, Science, England, May, Neglect)

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

I'm going to go out and get everybody together and say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come. Now, let's get down to work and walk the land and talk about the conflicts and get everybody involved.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Work, Generations, Land, Now, Talk)

Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Congress, Land, Mistakes, Washington)

Protecting all this land, working with the President to establish all these monuments, to, you know... I think the President has a land protection record that's second to no one in this century, maybe Teddy Roosevelt.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Land, Monuments, President, Protection)

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Land, Nothing, Sea)

The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday. It was solid with shipping.
- Douglas Bader
(Keywords: England, Holiday, Road, Sea)

We accept it because we have seen the vision. We know that we cannot reap the harvest, but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and so diligently sow the seed that our successors may gather the ripened grain.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Hope, Vision, Harvest, Land, May)

I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Land, Mystery, Plants, Sea, Variety)

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: America, Land, World)

My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

Often extinctions in the ocean occur at the same time as those on land. Then again, the ice age extinctions lost many big animals, but not many sea faring ones.
- Robert T. Bakker
(Keywords: Age, Time, Animals, Land, Ocean, Sea)

Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine.
- Stanley Baldwin
(Keywords: Day, Defense, England, Old)



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